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The following commentaries contain information compiled by University of Minnesota Extension climatologist and meteorologist Mark Seeley. Each Friday morning, around 6:50 AM, Mark's climate and weather observations can be heard on Minnesota Public Radio's Morning Edition. In the days leading up to the program, Mark offers possible discussion topics to the MPR staff via e-mail. The products below contain these suggestions. Due to time constraints, the full slate of suggested topics is seldom covered on-air.


Also visit Mark's WeatherTalk Blog.

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Minnesota Weather Almanac
Minnesota Weather Almanac Mark Seeley's book, Minnesota Weather Almanac, published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press is available in bookstores and online. It is a complete guide to Minnesota weather, featuring stories, fun facts, scientific lessons, and the best questions from the MPR Annual State Fair Weather Quiz broadcast on the Midday program. This book is an attempt to describe the history of weather all the way back to 1806. Readers of the weekly newsletter "Minnesota WeatherTalk" should find it interesting reading.

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Voyageur Skies
Voyageur Skies

Voyageur Skies chronicles spring, summer, fall, and winter in Voyageurs National Park through Don Breneman's stunning photographs, while Mark Seeley explains the effects of weather and climate on the shaping of the park's pristine landscape.

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Last modified: October 24, 2014